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Online Services & Delivery

Discuss food subscription services, delivery apps for groceries and meals, restaurant reservation sites, and mail-order services.

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Looking for delivery of tray of vegetables for X-mas eve

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by pollam20 4 days ago

I live on the UWS and am in charge of bringing 2 trays of vegetables to the family party on X-mas. Any suggestions of places that would deliver to me X-mas eve day that you would recommend? Thanks!

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

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looking for Beef Suet - for baking, online sources?

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by egoddard 9 years ago

I'm looking for a mail/internet source for Beef Suet suitable for baking. Every local butcher/specialty shop I've gone to or called in the St. Pete/Tampa FL area does not have it, nor will they ge...

Best mail-order spice company?

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by Howard-2 15 years ago

I need some spices and I'm thinking of getting them from some mail-order spice company. What experiences have you had--good or bad--with these companies? Any you particularly recommend, or recomm...

Looking for a mail order source of dark roasted peanuts in shell?

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by sfbing 9 years ago

I used to buy my peanuts direct from Hoody's, largely because they roasted their peanuts a little longer than normal (so the nuts were a golden-brown). The extra roasting time would make the nuts v...

OpenTable sharing personal data

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Many thanks to J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for surfacing the default settings on the updated Opentable app that enables sharing of diner data with 3rd parties. His IG post illustrates how to shut this down....

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Online Grocery Services

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by treb 3 months ago

Just curious, how do you feel about someone else picking out your produce, protein and groceries? For me, I like to select my own produce, point out the cut of meat or seafood from the display c...

Omaha Steaks

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by BostonTparty 3 months ago

What has your experience with Omaha Steaks? A friend sent me an assorted box for my birthday and I was very underwhelmed

Do you get crummy table if using Opentable?

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by meinNYC 11 years ago

We have found that if I make a reservation on Opentable, we automatically are given the worst table in the house. This has happened so often that I think it is not just bad luck. If you make the re...

India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Have to say that I was delighted to read that 2000+ restaurants in the New Delhi area joined the #logout protests against parasitic food delivery services.

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Omaha Steaks?

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by JR 14 years ago

Has anyone ever ordered anything from them before? If so what are some recommendations? I was thinking of their 6 top sirloin for $30.00 deal.

Does anyone else do Misfits Market or Imperfect Produce?

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by Njchicaa 6 months ago

I used to be a member of a local organic produce co-op for many years but eventually it fell apart. I wasn't that heartbroken as it was getting pretty expensive. I recently discovered Misfits...

Marinated artichoke crowns

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by tomygar 8 months ago

Does anybody know where I can find and purchase marinated artichoke crowns? Online or anywhere else? Thanks

White miso powder

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by newmarket2 9 months ago

My favorite salmon rub is from Urban Accents. But it's not available (they won't say if it is discontinued or just out of stock). So, wanting to make my own. The primary ingredient is white mis...

Escargot - Mail Order

OCAnn
by OCAnn 13 years ago

I'd like to send my inlaws some escargot (as a thank-you gift); does anyone know of a good mail order site? Thank you!

Taylor Ham/Pork Roll.... who sends it to California... CHEAP ???

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by FairlessHills 7 years ago

Taylor Ham/Pork Roll.... who sends it to California... CHEAP ??? I know it's not a nutritious or dietary food.... but we love Taylor Ham (although SOME call it Pork Roll). Living in Southern ...

Good paczki by mail order?

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by PenskeFan 8 years ago

OK, so good mail-order paczki might be an oxymoron, but I am hoping it isn't. Last year I had resolved to get some, then it turned out I was going to be Up North in a place with lots of local ch...

Munchery: How a venture-backed startup swindled a group of women and minority owned companies out of over $50,000 and is getting away with it

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Munchery exhibited a pattern of closing abruptly and leaving their debts unpaid in a venture-scale version of dine and dash, without any regard for all of the people left in the lurch when ...